Ashton Kutcher to Play an American Terrorist in Tokyo

by | August 29, 2006 | Comments

Looks like Ashton Kutcher‘s using his own production shingle to set up some mildly interesting projects. The next one will be a romantic comedy about a florist, but after that is a project that was inspired by watching "Run Lola Run" and "North By Northwest." We shall see.

From Variety: "Twentieth Century Fox has landed "The Engineer," a pitch to be developed as a star vehicle for Ashton Kutcher. Mike Finch will write and Jason Goldberg, Kutcher’s partner in Katalyst Prods., will produce.

Script by Finch, who most recently wrote "Adrenaline" for Intermedia, covers 24 frantic hours in the life of an American engineer in Tokyo after he’s labeled a terrorist.

Led by just-promoted veep Autumn Wilner-Herd, Katalyst developed the pitch with Finch over the past 10 months, using thrillers like "North by Northwest" and "Run Lola Run" as inspiration."